Democratic Republic of the Congo - Law N° 004/2001 of 20th July 2001

Local and international NGOs working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at both the national and provincial levels have stated that the various state services in the DRC pose great difficulties to their day-to-day operations. The lack of operational space they need to deliver vital humanitarian assistance and services has been one of their main concerns and a hindrance to providing essential relief for many years.The legal framework in the DRC defines NGOs as non-political, non-commercial organisation whose activities are for ‘cultural, social, educational, and economic’. International and domestic NGOs have different procedures for registration. NGO in the DRC are governed by the Constitution and by this law no. 004-2001 of 20th July 2001.